Redskins' Cravens reinstated by NFL after sitting out 2017
After considering retirement and sitting out the entire 2017 season, Washington Redskins safety Su'a Cravens was reinstated Tuesday by the NFL to active status from the team's reserve/left squad list.
Cravens applied for reinstatement with the NFL earlier this week. With it
granted, he is now eligible to play again, but there remains the question of
whether or not his team still wants him back on the active roster after he
stepped away from the Redskins shortly before the start of the 2017 season.
Cravens' agent, Fadde Mikhail, announced in a December statement that Cravens
had been cleared to resume all football activities after being treated for
post-concussion syndrome and intended to return for 2018.
Cravens, 22, battled a series of injuries through his first year and a half in
the NFL, including a concussion, a biceps injury and a knee issue that
required surgery to trim his meniscus. He suffered a concussion in Week 4 of
2016, his rookie season, and suggested a week later on social media that he
needed to wear glasses full-time as a result of the injury. A CSN Mid-Atlantic
report shortly afterward said there was "no truth" to Cravens' claim.
He reportedly considered retirement leading up to the 2017 season, ultimately
deciding to step away from the team for a year and reevaluate.
A second-round pick out of USC in 2016, Cravens tallied 23 tackles, a sack, an
interception and five passes defensed in 11 games (three starts) while playing
linebacker as a rookie. He transitioned to strong safety the following
offseason before stepping away from the team and missing all of 2017.
--Field Level Media